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House Proceeding 07-29-08 on Jul 29th, 2008 :: 0:22:59 to 0:26:46
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Bennie G. Thompson

0:15:46 to 0:22:59( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bennie G. Thompson

Bennie G. Thompson

0:22:50 to 0:22:59( Edit History Discussion )

Bennie G. Thompson: effective and cost-effective t oo. i urge my colleagues to support this important legislation. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from mississippi

Gus Bilirakis

0:22:59 to 0:23:15( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: reserves. the gentleman from florida. ma mr. bilirakis: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i a may consume. i rise today in support of h.r. rt 5531, the next generation e

Gus Bilirakis

0:22:59 to 0:26:46( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gus Bilirakis

Gus Bilirakis

0:23:15 to 0:23:28( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: radiation screening act sponsored by my homeland security committ ee ranking member, peter king. since 2003, the department of homeland security has deployed radiation detectors at our nation's

Gus Bilirakis

0:23:28 to 0:23:45( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: por ts of entry. they have had a development program to test, evaluate and deploy t he next generation of radiation detection technologyec to detect and identify radioactive materiraal. this technology,

Gus Bilirakis

0:23:45 to 0:23:59( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: known as the a advanced spectroscopic portal -- sorry about that -- has the tential to provideid improved detection ca pabilities while hi reducing the number of nuisance alarms caused by the

Gus Bilirakis

0:23:59 to 0:24:14( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: legitimate tolerance port of nonthreatening radioactive ng material, such as cat litter and fertilizer. h.r. 5531 requires the director of the domestic nuclear detection office and commissioner of

Gus Bilirakis

0:24:14 to 0:24:27( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: u.s. customs to and border protection to enter into an agreement regarding the minimum standards ofmu operational, functionality in na order to deployor a.s.p. s systems. this leg islation also

Gus Bilirakis

0:24:27 to 0:24:41( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: clarifies o what is meant m by previously passed statute. last year's omnibus appropriations bill statedat that the secretary shall submit separate and distinctte certification prior to the

Gus Bilirakis

0:24:41 to 0:24:55( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: procurement of advanocced spectroscopic portalec monitors -- i got it ri ght this time -- for primary and secondary deployment that addresses the unique requirementuns for operational effectiveness

Gus Bilirakis

0:24:55 to 0:25:09( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: for or each type of deploymchent. h.r. 5531 requires the secretary to develop a quantitative def inition of significant increase in an operatio nal effectiveness and develop appropriate melotrics

Gus Bilirakis

0:25:09 to 0:25:24( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: for measuring this effectiveness. in addition to authoriziitng the a.s.p. program, this bill also authoriz es the securing the in cities in itiative, a pilot program to prevent the illicit

Gus Bilirakis

0:25:24 to 0:25:36( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: transport of radiological material in th e new york city it metropolitan area. the securing the citiescu initiative has fosteredve unprecedented collaboration and coordination among itits federal,

Gus Bilirakis

0:25:36 to 0:25:50( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: state and local partners and has advanced the security of ty the new york metropolitan region. the bill authorizes $40 million for the initia ti, the sameti amount that was appropriated in

Gus Bilirakis

0:25:50 to 0:26:00( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: fiscal year 2008 toye ensure its continuation in fiscal year 2009. mr. sp eaker, i urge all of my e colleagues to join me in supporting this important bill. thank you, mr. speaker, and

Gus Bilirakis

0:26:00 to 0:26:13( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserveges. the gentleman from mississippi. om mr. thompson: mr. speaker, i have no further speakers.rt and if the

Gus Bilirakis

0:26:13 to 0:26:23( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: gentleman from florida is pre pared to close, se i'm prepared to go after. mr. bilirakis: thank you, mr. mr speaker. i'm prepared to close. os mr. speaker, before i yield back the r emaining time,

Gus Bilirakis

0:26:23 to 0:26:32( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: i just want to emphasize how important iz i believe it is for the house to consider both an authorizatn and appropriations bill for the department of homeland security this year. thank

Gus Bilirakis

0:26:32 to 0:26:46( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: you, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from mississippi. mr. thompson: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may

Bennie G. Thompson

0:26:46 to 0:26:59( Edit History Discussion )

Bennie G. Thompson: s consume. in closing, i once again want ga to express my strong e support for h.r. 5531, the nextt generation radiation screening act of 2008.of i, again, thank ranking member king for offering

Bennie G. Thompson

0:26:46 to 0:32:12( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bennie G. Thompson

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